Concurrent Technologies Corporation

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Concurrent Technologies Corporation Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
72 Reviews
3.0
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Concurrent offers a friendly work environment, highly competitive compensation and good benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • There are many different types of projects to work on ranging from welding and metalworking to C4ISR (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No job security for the best people, let alone anyone else on the team (in 7 reviews)

  • Business development is done on a shoestring budget, but with senior management expecting homeruns (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits - Not a Management clue

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Staff  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Staff in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    Pros

    Good retirement benefits (once you are vested); Low cost of living; Good technical staff to perform work when available; Can work from home on a limited basis.

    Cons

    Wow where to begin. No to very limited flexibility. Stuck in old technologies and methods, there are a few bright spots but very few. No sick leave! Very weak mangement line, if you can call it management. Concerned with 'image' rather than employees or performance. Good at 'pass through' contracts to keep management employed. Would rather cut employees than promote. Promotions are few and far inbetween. Management insists 'everything is fine' but will not talk about problems or if employees are let go. No appreciation for technical employees, they are replaceable. Overhead rates are through the roof, too much waste in ridiculous departments. No matter what the issue HR is always right.
    There are a few great managers and employees, too bad the rest of the company cannot learn from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting huge amounts of money on 'CTC Brand' - invest in your employees.
    Don't refer to 'Family' when you treat your employees like garbage. You have picnics and a Christmas party and think this is treating your employees well. You have no idea what 'Family' is about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    On Life Support....Prognosis is: "Call in the Family...Not Much Time Left"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Staff  in  Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Staff in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Great technical staff.
    - Pays well with good benefits.
    - Strong support to the military.

    Cons

    - Senior Management are lightweights. Have been on the job since the lights were turned on 20 years ago and haven't done much since then. Cannot not survive in a competitive environment, so just stay in-place.
    - No job security for technical or middle management. Contract to contract work. Not for the "faint of heart" or anyone with financial worries. It's the nature of the business, but the company practices make it worse than it should be.
    - Heavy internal bureaucracy, almost impossible to navigate through levels of ever changing "checks and balances". There are layers of management who's apparent sole purpose is to say "no", such as a "Compliance Officer".
    - Constant re-organization.
    - The "Old Boy Network" is alive and well at CTC. Promotions are 90% based on relationships and 10% based on merit.
    - Bonus system is 100% based on relationships.
    - Company is much more interested in it's "Public Appearance" than actual support to clients.
    - Employees are expected to work the normal 40 hours, plus give a lot (and I mean a LOT) of "Professional Development Time".
    - Board of Directors almost all local Johnstown people; are easily manipulated by the Senior Executives (C-Staff). Since the BOD will not hold the C-Staff accountable, primarily because they don't know the company is sinking, life goes on with the same Senior Executives in-place. The only losers out of this situation are the regular employees and the clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If anyone from the BOD reads this: Get some fresh blood and fresh ideas into Senior Management NOW! This company will be less than 500 employees within 4 years with the current team in-place. Stop listening to the BS you're being fed, ask some hard questions and demand answers. At the end of the day, the BOD has to own this failure because they are not doing their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    Pros

    Small town atmosphere. Not high pressure.

    Cons

    Short term govt contracts make long term employment status always questionable.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great pay if you can get the work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    Pros

    excellent pay and nice co-workers at the ground level, but the higher you go up the less friendly and professional they become.

    Cons

    feast or famine when it comes to work, which is made 10x worse by the constant smoking mirrors that management puts up (always saying how great the future and outlook is but people are constantly out of work [but still count as employees]).

    incompetent senior management - this cannot be stressed enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you're going to hire someone, make sure there's work for them to do beyond the first month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    Pros

    if you generate your own work will be ok

    Cons

    Inexperienced management and executive leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut number of levels of management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    I wouldn't recommend CTC to my worst enemy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    Pros

    Largely informal, relaxed environment. Professional staffers are some of the smartest people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Contract-to-contract mentality with a middle management who loves to put people in information vacuums, put them on furlough AND then openly advertise the vacancy. The old-boy network is alive and well at CTC; expect to be treated accordingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut loose the layers of corporate fat; managers, rather than the professional staff should be furloughed first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Technical People...Management Boobery at the highest levels

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    Pros

    Fantastic potential; great technical expertise, ability to grow (to a certain point)

    Cons

    Unless you are a continuous rain-maker (bring in the money or one of the good 'ole boys) you will not survive foray into management territory...for very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house; too many levels of management; let the engineers and techs be just that; manage them better with, guess what...better/trained managers. The client does not want to see the boobs in Management, they want to talk to and work with the bright young things that are doing the good work...

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Senior Management not familiar with latest industry trends - you won't learn anything new

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Artist  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Digital Artist in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    Pros

    Great benefits, Large Company,Interesting Projects
    Work on both government and private industry projects

    Cons

    In a small backward community
    Lots of nepotism
    Old school management mentality
    Old Technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get industry leaders in your senior management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    Pros

    Great pay for area in johnstown

    Cons

    assessments are poor and should be changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people should be assessed based on work not years they've been there with the company

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some Pros, More Cons.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    Pros

    Location - small rural town in PA. Good location for family.
    Benefits - Benefits were some of the best I've ever had.

    Cons

    Crony-ism. Promotions to management are based off of who likes whom, not who's qualified. Managers screaming at employees, slamming doors and other nonsense.

    Not very deep project pool. If you aren't on a project that has good funding, expect to lose your job.

    Murtha problems. Senator Murtha passed away and project funding start drying up even more. Because of the entire climate, it's now a dicey place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much to say; the entire environment is a bit off. Promotions based off merits and more visibility of what's really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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